Hate Motivated Killer, Not His Gun

The nation is in mourning today after the tragic shooting at a historic Charleston, South Carolina church where a pastor and eight worshippers were gunned down by what news reports say was a white supremacist. The alleged gunman appears to have been filled with irrational hatred of African-Americans and reportedly uttered an old stereotypical canard about blacks before he opened fire. In doing so, he sent a chill down the spine of every decent American who not only despises the twisted ideology he espoused but also understand the way an attack on a black church calls up horrible memories of the struggle for civil rights. That ought to be enough to give us all plenty of food for thought about the persistence of hate even in an era in which America has overcome its past prejudices to the point where an African-American man is serving out his second term as president of the United States. But unfortunately in his response to this tragedy, President Obama couldn’t resist using the incident to resurrect his crusade for more gun control. That was not only premature, it was largely irrelevant to the real danger that the Charleston shooting poses for our society.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    I notice no one is asking about “root causes” with this guy.
    Why did he choose this particular church? Geographical convenience or was this a notorious pseudo-church like Jeremiah White’s “church”?
    What kinds of meds was he on, and who put him on them?
    Was he or his family or friends the victim of black anti-white racism?

    I chose these specific questions because leftists and the grievance theatre crowd love to bring them up as a ‘defense’ when minorities commit particularly heinous crimes.

    • El Martyachi

      … something tells me there (mercifully) won’t be any 1500 page manifesto from this guy. And that haircut could be root-causeworthy.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        People talk about “crazy eyes” but that kid has crazy hair.
        His barber should be tried as a co-conspirator.

        Is now a good time to have that “honest discussion about race”?

        • El Martyachi

          Well ya know.. Obama’s been the race fence mender extraordinaire… can’t wait for Hillary to do the same for the gender war…

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            Oh yeah, Hillary.
            She is so tuned into the ghetto scene.
            She’s likely the only person that could swing the black vote toward Republicans.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            DnB, I am off work today.
            That’s why I’m posting so early in the morning.
            Usually, I’m in a frantic keys wallet red sox cap and pepsi frenzy to make sure I’ve got everything as I leave the door.
            And I also take a can of Campbell’s prime rib and beef with vegetables as a backup if I ever get hungry at work.
            Eating soup cold from a can.
            I call it Daddy Dog Food.
            It’s good.

        • Clink9

          Pumpkin pie hair cutted freak.

    • Sir Roderick Spode

      I was thinking exactly the same thing. I read that he reloaded five times. Surely with that much ammo he must have missed a lot or many more casualties? Was no one else armed? I would like to know more about how this went down. I would like to know why he picked on that particular target. I dont live in America (sadly) but if you were all crazy steamed up would you not be firing on bad eggs and drug dealers, not church goers? What’s with the Africa connection? There are lots of unanswered questions.

    • Xavier

      Can’t remember if I posted this or not.

      Kid was busted for drugs: meth, coke, LSD – felony charges and cannot pass background check. 2 months later kid turns 21, father gives him a .45 for birthday. Mother doesn’t trust kid with gun, takes it from him. Kid steals gun from mother and drives to Charleston.

      I’ll try to find the link.

    • k

      …he had school problems
      =I don’t know if it was ability problems but if it is
      Perhaps if the schools went back to streamlining… kids would have a chance at success and would not fall prey to the evil underbelly of society

  • UCSPanther

    I blame the racial rhetoric that has been flying around. It has helped create the conditions for such crimes in this time…

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      That I do believe!

  • Tom Forsythe

    Motivation with losers like this is a ridiculous concept. You may as well blame Jody Foster for the Reagan shooting.

  • ed

    at least his gun was legal unlike 95% of illegal guns owned by negroes

    • Uncle_Waspy

      That’s not a positive thing because this guy’s actions reflect very badly on legal gun owners.

      Even though statistically speaking (don’t confuse progressives with things like numbers or logic) legal gun owners account for a miniscule fraction of gun homicides, spectacular cases like this one and Sandy Hook are what resonate in the soccer moms’ minds. That makes it very easy for Big Government to push gun control.

  • Uncle_Waspy

    The left finally has the incident they’ve been waiting for all these years — the one that perfectly fits The Narrative. White supremacist massacres innocent black church goers. It’s like something straight out of the imagination of a Hollywood script writer.

    There are a lot of fishy elements in this case. Then again, it could turn out be exactly what it looks like on the surface.

  • Clear Thinker

    It is truly about his hairdo, the adam lanza special!

  • And, of course, Michael Coren has this to say:

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      That a-hole.

    • Hillary Allen

      Good for Michael Coren! ” Hey, Son! Here’s a gun for your birthday. Peace.” And I wonder where he learned all that racist shite.

  • He is the actual lone wolf, not those fake lone wolves who act in the name of ISIS time and time again.

  • Joy Freiheit

    It seems that nobody else in that church on that day had a gun that could have stopped him. In Australia, few carry guns, so my church could have such an attack one day and it would similarly be hard to stop the killer(s), as we do not have guns for self defence.